Teacher Appreciation Day Quotes

Teacher Appreciation Day Quotes by Joseph Addison, William Arthur Ward, Patricia Neal, Amos Bronson Alcott, Lily Tomlin, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and many others.

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you.
Joseph Addison
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward
A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
Patricia Neal
The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-trust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciples.
Amos Bronson Alcott
I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.
Lily Tomlin
A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate ‘apparently ordinary’ people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.
K. Patricia Cross
The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams
The children are now working as if I did not exist.
Maria Montessori
What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.
Karl A. Menninger
The greatest sign of success for a teacher…is to be able to say, “The children are now working as if I did not exist.”
Maria Montessori
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Alexander the Great
The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Victor Hugo
In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
Jacques Barzun
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats